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Lessons from Refugees

Research Ethics in the Context of Resettlement in South America

Marcia Vera Espinoza

and the use of gatekeepers, the negotiation of power imbalances, and research fatigue. The discussion of these three themes provides relevant reflections about ethics within academic research as well as refugees’ agency in determining what constitutes

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Introduction to the Issue

Encountering Hospitality and Hostility

Mette Louise Berg and Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

scholars have long argued, care is a universal human experience and a basic human need; equally, the ability to care for others is a fundamental human capacity (see, e.g., Held 2006 ). Importantly, Nira Yuval-Davis asserts that “the ethics of care” is “a

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Refuge and History

A Critical Reading of a Polemic

Benjamin Thomas White

the historical framing of Part I, the authors proceed to a “rethink” of the refugee system in Part II, which makes up the bulk of the book. With “four big new ideas” (11), Betts and Collier address the ethics of refugee protection, the “havens” where

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Stephanie J. Silverman

might not be encountered by the subject, and may produce the reflex for which it is or it is not trained” (in Cielątkowska 2011 ). Both Malkki and Spivak were forerunners in the turn to a research ethics that emphasized slow scholarship, deeper

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Patti Tamara Lenard and Laura Madokoro

about the ethics of sending unwilling soldiers to war. On 24 March 1982, in a different context, Southside Presbyterian in Arizona and several churches in California declared themselves sanctuaries for Central American refugees. Inspired by the

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Notes around Hospitality as Inhabitation

Engaging with the Politics of Care and Refugees’ Dwelling Practices in the Italian Urban Context

Camillo Boano and Giovanna Astolfo

2018 )—who have encouraged scholars to transcend the ambivalence of Jacques Derrida's “hostipitality” by engaging with Jean-Luc Nancy's “being together” ( 2000 ) and Nira Yuval-Davis's “ethics of care” ( 2011 )—we wish to reinforce the idea that

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Sacred Welcomes

How Religious Reasons, Structures, and Interactions Shape Refugee Advocacy and Settlement

Benjamin Boudou, Hans Leaman, and Maximilian Miguel Scholz

Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in Comparative Constitutionalism. We are grateful to the director of the department of Ethics, Law, and Politics, Ayelet Shachar who made it possible. We

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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Refugee and Migration Studies

Lessons from Collaborative Research on Sanctuary in the Changing Times of Trump

Sara Vannini, Ricardo Gomez, Megan Carney, and Katharyne Mitchell

safe space in the face of a threat. Most recently it has been mobilized in the cause of asylum seekers and forced migrants under threat of deportation, detention, or incarceration. But sanctuary is also a symbol, a set of practices, an ethics, a form of

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Mette Louise Berg, and Johanna Waters

responses to (forced) migration, Marcia Vera Espinoza draws together this section by offering critical reflections on the ethics of conducting research with Palestinian and Colombian refugees resettled in South America. In his introduction to the “Creative

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Giving Aid Inside the Home

Humanitarian House Visits, Performative Refugeehood, and Social Control of Syrians in Jordan

Ann-Christin Wagner

2018 ). 3 Research ethics are discussed in more depth in my forthcoming doctoral thesis “Transnational Mobilities during the Syrian War: An Ethnography of Rural Refugees and Evangelical Humanitarians in Mafraq, Jordan.” Prior to my doctoral fieldwork